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Defects and Damage in the Construction Industry

2018-08-03T10:27:48+00:00June 4th, 2018|

BJP Insurance Brokers Ltd: Defects and Damage in the Construction Industry Although not mutually exclusive, the difference between defects and damage in construction work is important to recognise. It can however be difficult to distinguish on some construction claims. Because of this, it’s certainly worth understanding the challenges this distinction can bring, as well [...]

BJP Insurance owner Barry McGoun explains the importance of independence for an insurance broker

2018-04-26T09:39:03+00:00April 24th, 2018|

BJP Insurance owner Barry McGoun discusses the importance of independence with Insurance press. The UK insurance sector has seen a significant amount of consolidation over recent years, with many regional brokers deciding to join with larger businesses in a consolidation process. As BJP Insurance Brokers celebrates our 20th year in business, owner Barry McGoun [...]

BJP Insurance Brokers Ltd celebrate 20 years in business

2018-04-27T11:32:01+00:00April 20th, 2018|

BJP Insurance Brokers Ltd celebrate 20 years in businessHere's 20 good reasons why you should choose us for your insurance needs – the BJP difference!IndependentBJP Insurance Brokers Ltd is proud to be independently owned. That means we can look to access all insurer markets as we see fit, and in the best interests of our [...]

Stop. Make a change 2018

2018-03-16T09:04:46+00:00March 16th, 2018|

Stop. Make a change campaign broadens scope for 2018 The UK construction industry has worked hard over recent years to improve working conditions and specifically drive down the rates of work related illness, injury and even deaths. HSE statistics show that it’s working, with year on year figures for incidents on the decrease. Last [...]

Flood resilience design – and what it should mean for your insurance premium

2018-03-13T11:34:33+00:00March 13th, 2018|

Increased UK flood risk forces  the emergence of 'flood resilience' design The last two winters have both seen flooding affecting the UK. With average repair costs to homes (as reported by The Association of British Insurers) standing at close to £50,000, the threat of flooding is increasingly a concern for home and business owners [...]

HSE release latest injury and ill health statistics

2018-02-28T11:30:19+00:00February 28th, 2018|

Britain remains a safe place to work – but statistics demonstrate the value of liability insurance to UK business. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) released the full 2016 statistics on injury and ill health at work recently. The report shows that injury and illness cost UK Plc £14.9b, with 31.2m working days lost. [...]

Beast from the East

2018-02-26T10:23:49+00:00February 26th, 2018|

Beast from the East The 'Beast from the East' is upon us, with light snowfall already this morning and freezing temperatures, things are expected to worsen both locally and across the country. The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning and forecasters and there have already been many train and air [...]

Security, Cleaning and Facilities Management Liability Incidents and Claims Tips

2018-01-11T16:11:59+00:00January 11th, 2018|

How to deal with the ever increasing liability claim issueClaims frequencies are getting higher and higher, especially in this current economic environment. We are seeing increases in liability claims against our Security, Cleaning and Facilities Management companies.Our insurers are doing all they can to successfully defend a lot of these claims by proving there was [...]

When is cyber crime just a crime?

2018-01-10T16:23:04+00:00January 10th, 2018|

Changes in technology, changes in process, changes in cover; why businesses need to understand what cyber insurance covers. Technology has changed the face of business in Britain. Over the last 20 years, the way we use technology has completely altered and for many of us, has made the way we work unrecognizable compared to how [...]

Construction buyers have reported business rising at the fastest rate for 17 months.

2017-06-27T11:47:27+00:00June 6th, 2017|

Is the construction trade still on the up? Soaring residential workloads and sustained growth in civil engineering were the main drivers to growth, report notes. And there was more good news as material price inflation bottomed-out to a seven month low. Tim Moore, Senior Economist at IHS Markit and author of the Markit/CIPS Construction PMI, [...]